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FreeSWITCH Cookbook

By : Raymond Chandler, Darren Schreiber, Anthony Minessale II, Michael Collins
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FreeSWITCH Cookbook

By: Raymond Chandler, Darren Schreiber, Anthony Minessale II, Michael Collins

Overview of this book

FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice, chat, and video applications. It can scale from a soft-phone to a PBX and even up to an enterprise-class softswitch.In the FreeSWITCH Cookbook, members of the FreeSWITCH development team share some of their hard-earned knowledge with you in the book's recipes. Use this knowledge to improve and expand your FreeSWITCH installations.The FreeSWITCH Cookbook is an essential addition to any VoIP administrator's library.The book starts with recipes on how to handle call routing and then discusses connecting your FreeSWITCH server to the outside world.It then teaches you more advanced topics like CDR handling, practical examples of controlling FreeSWITCH with the event socket, and configuring many features commonly associated with a PBX installation.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
FreeSWITCH Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Using XML CDRs

XML CDRs have a wealth of information that cannot be easily represented in a traditional CSV flat-file format. In this recipe, we will enable mod_xml_cdr and discuss a few of its configuration options.

Getting ready

In the default configuration, mod_xml_cdr is compiled but is not enabled. Follow these steps to enable it:

  1. Open conf/autoload_configs/modules.conf.xml.

  2. Uncomment this line:

    <!-- <load module="mod_xml_cdr"/> -->
  3. Save the file and exit.

Now mod_xml_cdr will load automatically when FreeSWITCH starts. However, if FreeSWITCH is already running then we need to load it manually. Simply issue the command load mod_xml_cdr at the fs_cli and the module will be loaded. XML CDR data will now be stored in the $FS_INSTALL/log/xml-cdr/ directory.

XML CDRs have many options. To review them, open the file conf/autoload_configs/xml_cdr.conf.xml. We will be discussing some of these options later in this recipe.

How to do it...

The easiest way to see a new XML CDR is to use a...